I’ll take “Public Relations Disasters Created by the Arrogance of Mediocre White Men” for $1200

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That didn’t take long: After recording one day’s worth of episodes, Mike Richards is no longer hosting Jeopardy! WE DID IT, GUYS!

Except: He’s going to remain on as an executive producer. Well, huh.

Also, the episodes that Richards taped yesterday as host will be aired, according to The Wrap.

After a long audition process involving multiple celebrities over several weeks, Jeopardy! producer Mike Richards was announced as the new host of the popular game show. This came days after the public was reminded that Richards had been involved in sexual discrimination lawsuits during his time at The Price is Right. Then, on Wednesday, The Ringer published an article revealing that Richards recorded a podcast associated with The Price is Right in which he was deeply offensive towards his female cohosts, made gross comments about female bodies in general, used offensive terms about little people, made disparaging remarks about people needing public assistance, and made some anti-Semitic comments, prompting the Anti-Defamation League to call for an investigation.

Additionally, it was strongly suggested that though he was not officially part of the group who chose the new host, Richards manipulated the audition process to guarantee that he would have the best chance at winning the spot.

Between all of that and the very loud disappointment that he was chosen over the likes of LeVar Burton, Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings, and Lauren Coates (who wasn’t even given a guest hosting spot) there was simply no way Richards was going to survive this disaster. It’s remarkable he’s being allowed to stay on as EP, frankly. How this man thought he was going to get away with all of this in our current environment is baffling to me. If you’ve done some shit in your past that would destroy your career if Ronan Farrow found out about it, maybe don’t weasel your way into such a public position.

People have thoughts:

Let the next round of speculation on who will be the next host begin!

Speaking of game show hosts, Bob Barker got real about the best part of hosting The Price is Right. No lies detected.

David Chase thought that Michael Gandolfini’s impersonation of his father as a young Tony Soprano was “incredible,” and I get that, but he really should see my sons’ impersonations of their father sometime. They’re savage.


Going back to White Lotus for a second, this is a good piece about the disappointing choice that Alexandria Daddario’s character, Rachel, makes in the finale. It was the only element of the ending that didn’t feel true to me, but this helps explain Rachel’s state of mind. (I still think it could have been written a little tighter, though.)

Danny DeVito tweeted out in support of striking Nabisco workers, and soon after, he lost his blue checkmark, prompting TWITTER OUTRAGE!

But Twitter wants you to know: 1. He got his checkmark back, and 2. It was temporarily removed not because of his pro-union stance, but because his account was missing an email address or phone number. Whatever happened here, it’s all good now.

This is movie-related, and not TV-related, but I feel like you should see it anyway:


  • Reno 911 has been given an additional episode order by Roku.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Pen15 Animated Special will premiere on Hulu on August 27.
  • Yellowstone will return on Paramount+ on November 14.
  • Frogger will premiere on Peacock on September 9.
  • The Voyeurs will premiere on Amazon on September 10.
  • BMF will premiere on Starz on September 26.
  • The Circle returns on Netflix on September 8.

  • Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space will premiere on Netflix on September 6.
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City will debut on HBO Max on September 2.
  • Top Chef Family Style will premiere on Peacock on September 9.
  • Nightbooks will premiere on Netflix on September 15.
  • American Ninja Warrior Junior will debut on Peacock on September 9.
  • Floribama Shore returns on MTV on September 16.
  • Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny will return on MTV on September 16.
  • Do, Re & Mi will debut on Amazon on September 17.
  • Martyrs Lane will premiere on Shudder on September 9.


Chuck Close, Acclaimed visual artist (and accused sexual harasser)



Reminiscence: Hugh Jackman stars in this futuristic mystery as a private investigator of the mind who helps his clients find their lost memories. Premiere. HBO Max

The Chair: Sandra Oh is the chair of a university’s English department, in this new comedy created by Amanda Peet. Series premiere. Netflix

Sweet Girl: Jason Momoa takes on the pharmaceutical industry in this new action-adventure film. Or something.  Netflix

The Loud House Movie: Premiere. Netflix

Greatest #AtHome Videos: Cedric the Entertainer is back with more viral videos and feel-good moments. Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS


Stand Up to Cancer: Famous people raise money for cancer research. CBS, Fox, NBC, IFC, AHS, AXS TV, DA, DFC, DLC, E!, FYI, Showtime, UPtv

Godzilla vs. Kong: Monster mash. 7 p.m., HBO

Pixie: Alec Baldwin co-stars as a gangster priest in this Irish heist film. 8 p.m., Showtime


The Walking Dead: Maggie tells her story in the final season premiere. 8 p.m., AMC

NYC Epicenters 9/11 – 2021 1/2: Spike Lee’s new docuseries explores New York City’s past two tumultuous decades. Series premiere. 7 p.m., HBO

Work in Progress: The charming and neurotic comedy about a 45-year-old woman re-evaluating her life is back for season two. 10 p.m., Showtime

Gossip: A look at the New York City gossip industry and its mavens, including Liz Smith, George Rush, Richard Johnson, and Cindy Adams. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

Chapelwaite: Adrien Brody stars in this new Stephen King story (and Salem’s Lot prequel) as a ship captain who moves his family to Maine after his wife dies. Spooky shit ensues. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Epix


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ABC Shark Tank
CBS Secret Celebrity Renovation
The Greatest #AtHome Videos
Blue Bloods
CW Burden of Truth
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC American Ninja Warrior

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ABC Preseason Football
CBS Stand Up to Cancer NCIS: New Orleans
48 Hours News/Local
FOX Stand Up to Cancer Hell’s Kitchen
NBC Stand Up to Cancer America’s Got Talent
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
Celebrity Family Feud
The Chase
To Tell the Truth
CBS 60 Minutes Big Brother
The Equalizer
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Wellington Paranormal
Dead Pixels
FOX LEGO Masters
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC America’s Got Talent

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